Construction starts on 27-story high-rise Harwood No.14

By Steve Brown / March 4, 2021 / The Dallas Morning News

Construction starts on 27-story high-rise north of downtown Dallas

Law firm Haynes and Boone is the lead tenant in the office tower near the Dallas North Tollway.

Construction has kicked off on another high-rise just north of downtown Dallas.

The 27-story Harwood No. 14 office tower is being built on Harry Hines Boulevard near the Dallas North Tollway.

The office project has been in the works since last summer, and a large portion of the building is already leased to law firm Haynes and Boone LLP.

The 360,000-square-foot building will be the tallest tower in developer Harwood International’s Harwood mixed-use district.

“I moved to Dallas in 1979 to seek a career in real estate,” Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, founder and CEO of Harwood International, said in a statement. “I’m thankful to see us here and take Harwood to another level. Our optimism for the future lies on the shoulders of 30-plus years of Harwood International’s past successes.”

Designed by Tokyo-based architect Kengo Kuma & Associates and Dallas’ HDF and Corgan, the building will have a landscaped terrace facing the downtown skyline plus upper-level rooftop gardens.

Haynes and Boone will lease 125,000 square feet in the building, moving from Victory Park when the project is completed in 2023.

Manhattan Construction Co. is the development’s general contractor.

The Harwood No. 14 tower is the first such project to start since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the area that includes Dallas’ Uptown district.

Another 27-story office tower is expected to start construction later this year on McKinney Avenue. It’s a development of Dallas’ Trammell Crow Co. and last week won city approvals.